Never Forget. Never Give Up. The Tiananmen Movement, 30 Years Later

“Tiananmen remains the most sensitive and taboo subject in China. The post-Tiananmen regime has constructed a narrative portraying the Tiananmen Movement as a Western conspiracy to weaken and divide China. Massive efforts were devoted to inscribe this official account into the collective national memory. Denied the right to freely express their views, Chinese citizens resort to symbolic acts of commemorative resistance."

Rowena Xiaoqing He, Member in the School of Social Science, shares stories of sacrifice by contemporary Chinese citizens who have taken up the cause of the 1989 Tiananmen Movement, arguing that a government "that put its people in prison for what they believe and what they write can never lead the world, unless we let them."

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